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Crazy for Blooms-Botanical Blooms

 

Blooms on the flowers are in full force here in Florida.  My allergies can tell you for sure.

I think this could be the worst year I’ve had for allergies living here.  The pollen is outrageous, but the blooms are beautiful.

I’m excited you are visiting today as the Artisans are sharing flowers galore.  They are pollen free and pretty to look at and for this I’m grateful.

Botanical Blooms

From the beginning that I laid eyes on Botanical Blooms I had a feeling I would struggle with this suite.  It’s interesting how this entire suite has grown on me and I can honestly say I love the framelits that coordinate with the Botanical Blooms stamp set.

Blooms, Botanical Blooms, Stampin' Up!

 

Same Set-Different Colors

I’ve created to cards to share today both using the Botanical Blooms but both using different color schemes.  I love how they both turned out.

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My inspiration for the colors on this first card started with the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper.  I started the first layer with stamping the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set on the Shimmer White cardstock and then started to build the card from there.

 

 

 

Quick Tips to Create 

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  • Having a Sponge Dauber on hand was perfect to darken the color of the cardstock using the coordinating ink.
  • I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets large splatter image over the Mint Macaron flower for added texture.
  • The It’s My Party Enamel Dots make for a perfect flower center.
  • I used the Grateful Bunch stamp set for the greeting.

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Bright Blooms Color Change 

I couldn’t help but try using the Botanical Blooms using brighter colors.

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The little tiny flower image just made me giggle with joy.  I love when a stamp does that for me.  It’s so tiny and CUTE.  I love how it looks in the different colors coming down the cardstock.

Blooms, Botanical Blooms, Stampin' Up!

 

Quick Tips to Create

  • I used the Oh So Lovely stamp set for the greeting.
  • Once the tiny flowers were stamped, I started building up my flower bouquet using Mini Glue dots to keep in place.
  • I added a thread from the White Jute ribbon under the flowers.

Blooms, Botanical Blooms, Stampin' Up!

 

Botanical Blooms can be used so many different ways.  I love when you can look at a stamp set and see more than just a flower.

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I hope you are inspired to create using the Botanical Blooms Bundle.  It’s definitely a keeper and will be carrying over to the new catalog.  That’s AWESOME news.

 

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You can see all products used in the clickable links below.

Hop Along & Be Inspired!

Blooms, Botanical Blooms, Stampin' Up!

 

 

 

Price: $110.00

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Playtime with New Stamps!

Playtime with New Stamps!

Playtime with new stamps couldn’t be any sweeter.  I felt like it was Christmas today when the box arrived.

The only problem was I really had to refrain from tearing into that box as I had other work related things that had to be done.

 

Now I know exactly how my kids feel when they have something fun and new and can’t play.

I have a fun card to share today and a few more samples from the OnStage event from the product display stampers.  Superb talent from these stampers which I think you will totally enjoy.

 

Reward Yourself!

Once I had everything caught up (well that’s actually not a word I use often- caught up!) I did tear into the box and I had one stamp set in particular that  I wanted to play with- Marquee Messages.

 

This is a super fun stamp set and has a retro/vintage appeal.  Right up my alley.

Playtime, Marquee Messages, Stampin' Up!

 

I flirted with a new In Color….  Can you guess which one?

Flirty Flamingo (SO PRETTY-SO NEW!) is the lightest pink you see on this card (the arrow image).  I love how this pairs with the other colors I used- Pool Party and Watermelon Wonder. The black made everything pop.

 

Playtime, Marquee Messages, Stampin' Up!

 

This stamp set has perfect greetings and one greeting that says “Invited”.

Invitations would be super fun to create using this set.

Playtime, Marquee Messages, Stampin' Up!

 

The main image for this card was created by paper piecing.  I embossed each of the images using Basic Black and Clear Embossing Powder, then fussy cut each of the images and pieced back together.  This was not difficult and I love how the arrow pops.

 

Playtime, Marquee Messages, Stampin' Up!

 

The Designer Series Paper that you see is also a new product called Playful Palette.  It’s definitely playful and has great patterns within this DSP pack.

 

What do you think? Do you like these colors together??

Quick Tricks & Tips

  • Emboss the images by inking your image with VersaMark first, then ink again using Archival Basic Black ink.  Stamp the image onto your cardstock and pour Clear Embossing Powder over the image.
  • The string you see in the top corner is one of my favorites and on the retiring list.  I am so so sad to see this ribbon go.  It’s called 1-1/4″ White Jute Ribbon.  My favorite thing to do with this ribbon is pull the individual threads to use on my cards.  It’s really thick and wraps around in circles easily. Try it and tell me what you think.

Playtime, Marquee Messages, Stampin' Up!

 

I’ve listed the products I’ve used for this project below.  If you do not see a product in the clickable links below, this means it’s not available…YET.

The retired list for this year has been RELEASED!!  Click HERE to view! 

Remember, all accessories are while supplies LAST.  Get your order in quickly if there is something you want.

Place an order in my Online Store and receive a FREE gift from me as well as a FREE class tutorial in the month of April.

I’m not foolin’ ya! Click HERE to shop!

Please be advised- If you hit the no contact button I have no way of sending your free gift or the tutorial.  

This makes me incredibly sad as I appreciate your business and have no way of thanking you. 

April Hostess Code, Stampin' Up!

 

Playtime, Marquee Messages, Stampin' Up!

 

 

This was delivered and my smile has been HUGE all day….

Playtime, Marquee Messages, Stampin' Up!

 

 

 

Now it’s time to look at the beautiful samples and tell me what you think!!

 

 

Playtime, Marquee Messages, Stampin' Up!

Playtime, Marquee Messages, Stampin' Up!

 

Can you pick out the new InColors?

 

 

Playtime, Marquee Messages, Stampin' Up!

Look at this incredible Garland that was made using the Botanical Flowers stamp set.  WOW WOW WOW!!  It was incredible. 

 

Playtime, Marquee Messages, Stampin' Up!

 

I need something like these flowers for my office table.  SO bright and cheerful!  Great showcase of the InColors as well.  

 

I’d love to hear from you….

Are you inspired to have a little playtime yourself today?

What do you think of the new colors from what you can see in the photos? What about a few sneak peeks of the stamp sets you see? Let me know in the comments below.

 

This week I’ll be sharing some of my favorites that are on the retired list.  There are a few stamp sets that are my FAVORITES.

 

Some of my playtime FAVORITES retiring….

These are just a FEW of my favorites and ones I thought you might want to order.

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

 

 

Grateful Bunch- Wednesday WOW!

Grateful Bunch

Get ready for bright and happy with the Grateful Bunch stamp set AND something new I’m trying out.

 

Hope your ready.

 

Welcome to Wednesday WOW.

 

My purpose for this new series is to share how you can create a quick and simple card or if time permits add a few additional supplies to create a WOW.

 

Let’s face it- Some days quick and simple is what needs to happen.  Time in the craft room might be sparse but you want to create.  I love to create a WOW card but the reality is TIME.  Sometimes I want to make 10 of the same card and time is not on my side.  I need quick and simple.

 

Heres the thing- quick and simple can be a WOW. I also want to share how you can create a card with basic supplies.  I hope you enjoy.

 

Grateful Bunch stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Wednesday WOW,

The Grateful Bunch stamp set (#140801)  is a photopolymer stamp and has a coordinating punch- Blossom Bunch Punch.

Order the bundle and receive 15% OFF! Great set to create beautiful cards.

Grateful Bunch stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Let’s break it down and start with the Quick and Simple card.

Create it!

Grateful Bunch stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Wednesday WOW,

 

To create this card you will need 3 coordinating inks.  I used Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Tangelo Twist.  They are bright and happy colors and made the flower image really pop.

  1. Stamp the images randomly onto the front of Whisper White cardstock base 4-1/4 x 11.
  2. Stamp one flower using one of the coordinating inks onto a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Fussy cut the image.
  3. Stamp your greeting onto Whisper White cardstock scrap and Die Cut using the Tags and Labels Framelits.
  4. Adhere the die cut under the 1″ x 4-1/4″ piece of designer paper.
  5. Adhere this across the Vellum using dimensionals.
  6. Adhere the piece of White Cardstock Vellum over the center of the Whisper White cardstock.
  7. Adhere stamped flower above greeting and add a button into the center.

Grateful Bunch stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Wednesday WOW,

 

Embellishments that WOW

Now stamp the same card but let’s add a few layers of embellishments that are budget friendly and you can get a lot of use with.

Grateful Bunch stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Wednesday WOW,

 

Essentially the same card but I’ve added a Tea Lace Doily over the Vellum.  I’ve also added a small Gold Foil Doily to give the card a little extra sparkle.

 

Grateful Bunch stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Wednesday WOW,

 

Instead of one flower, I stamped three in the colors I used for the background and fussy cut.  The greeting is the same, but placed where the Tea Lace Doily just hangs a smidge below it.

 

Grateful Bunch stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Wednesday WOW,

The Bermuda Bay flower was attached using a Dimensional to add a little dimension.

 

Grateful Bunch stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Wednesday WOW,

 

What do you think? Which one can you see yourself making? Are you quick and simple or do you love to add layers to your cards? I’d love to hear.

Either way, these cards are going in the mail.  

Could it be YOU that receives them?

Leave a comment below telling me which card you like best.

I’ll be picking two people on Thursday that will be receiving one of these cards.

Comments close at 11:59 January 27th. 

You can see all of the supplies to create these cards below in the clickable links.

Grateful Bunch stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Wednesday WOW,

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Because You’re Awesome!

Because You’re Awesome!

You are.  You are awesome! Isn’t it nice to hear that?  If it’s one thing that I love about the Botanicals For You stamp set, it’s this greeting. This stamp set is a FREE stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.

 

I think we can all enjoy a little bit of this kind of mail more often.  I’ve said it 1000x before- sending my cards is my biggest struggle. It’s something I’m getting much better about and it makes me SO happy making others smile.

Awesome, Botanicals For You, Stampin' Up!

Botanicals For You

The Daffodil Delight ink with this stamp created a fun and bright card.  It’s a color I don’t use often enough I’ve found.

To create a softer look to the card I added the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum over the Daffodil Delight ink.

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You will notice these pieces are slightly off set.  I did this on purpose although I’m noticing I should wear my glasses more when I stamp.  I love that little peek of color coming from the Vellum but I also love the soft feel of the vellum overlay.  I am a HUGE fan of Vellum right now.

 

I added another piece of Vellum Cardstock across the card and stamped the greeting using White Embossing Powder.

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Another NEW element you see are the It’s My Party Enamel Dots in the Occasions Catalog.  The colors of the dots are Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, and Mint Macaron.

 

Awesome, Botanicals For You, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips & Tricks: 

I used the Lots of Labels Framelits for the large greeting- Just for You.  Fit perfectly.

To keep the Vellum in place and not see any adhesive show through I used my Handheld Stapler and stapled the Daffodil Delight and Vellum together in the center. This way the Label Framelit covered it.

 

Tell me what you think.  Is Daffodil Delight a color you use frequently? I’m a bit in love with how bright it is.  Could be the gloomy winter days we’ve had in Florida for awhile.

Have an awesome day!

XOXOXO

New Month- New Gift with Purchase!

Any $25 order placed in January will receive a FREE gift from me PLUS  my Exclusive January Inspiration Project Tutorials. Use the hostess code below. 

Gift with Purchase, Stampin' Up!,

 

View ALL Current Specials 

Click the links below to view the products in my Online Store.  Products with the price of $0 means they are Sale-a-Bration products. 

For every $50 you spend from the Idea Book & Catalog or the NEW Occasions catalog you can choose a product FREE from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.